Envoy Profit Sharing Grievance

Dear Envoy Local Presidents:

As you likely know, in March of last year, TWU International filed a 20-D grievance with Envoy Air, citing the company’s violation of the Fleet Service, Operations Coordinators & Dispatchers and AMT & Related Agreements, including several specific letters and articles related to profit sharing. In the grievance, we argued that the company had told TWU International Repersentative Jose Galarza and several of you that post-American Airlines/U.S. Airways merger, they changed their accounting practices for reporting the profits and losses at their wholly owned carriers (Envoy, Piedmont and PSA), making Envoy a “cost center,” that would never show a profit. We also argued that as the official bargaining agent, we were never notified of this change, and that and Envoy underhandedly concocted these new accounting practices to avoid compliance with the terms of a negotiated provision in our collective bargaining agreements. We asked that the company make our members whole in every way, including profit sharing payouts, for the remaining years covered under each of these agreements.

Over a year has passed since the initial grievance was filed, and after several document exchanges and careful review by our legal and financial counsel, we have been advised that it is no longer in our members’ best interest to move forward with this grievance. We have withdrawn the official grievance, and will continue to keep you posted on any additional course of action we are advised to pursue on this issue.
Thank you for your continued patience.

In Solidarity,
Mike Mayes
Director, Air Division

New Years Day 2017 Pay for AMT & Related

Brothers,
 
I have received confirmation that the Company will pay the other half (Double time) of New Year’s Day. I did not get a confirmation on the day they will pay it, but it should be the May 12th check.
 
Jose Galarza
International Representative
Transport Workers Union Of America

Road Trip Expenses while outside the USA

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Per our CBA with Envoy Airlines reference to Article 17 we are required to support Road Trips accordingly to our Field Trip Policies that we have negotiated for each Station.

Per Article 17 "If the field work is outside of the United States and its territories, the company will either provide advanced payment or arrange for the payment of all expenses for required work permits, temporary visas, or any associated fees required to perform the work".

Please speak with your Supervisor on duty and make sure that Envoy Airlines provide one of the terms that have been agreed upon. It is not you responsibility for you and your family to bear these expenses while you are away from home fulfilling you job requirements.

This will provide a smooth timely manner at the other countries borders.

As always keep doing what we do best.  The performance and dependability of our members speaks clearly that each member of Local 576 is of great value to Envoy Airlines.

Regards,
TWU Local 576 Executive Board
Tim, Layne, Alan, Joseph, Todd, Sellie

Pay increases and PDO Hours

Brothers,
 
I have been given tentative for the pay and PDO hours.
 
The target date for depositing the additional 8 hours of PDO into everyone’s bank is April 7th. The target for the 2% retro and effectively of the 2% to the hourly wages is May 12th. These dates could change if they run into programming issues. 
 
Fraternally,
Jose Galarza
International Representative
Transport Workers Union of America

03/03/2017 Letter to Membership

Brothers and Sisters,

After a 97% NO VOTE on the Tentative Agreement on September 9th, 2016 TWU and Envoy Airlines entered into an Arbitration Hearing the first week of October.

Both parties TWU and Envoy Airlines appeared, represented by counsel and presented testimony and documentary evidence to the Arbitration Board.

Closing briefs from both parties were submitted on December 23, 2016 and after a long wait, the Arbitration Board awarded their decision of the Amendment Round Process March 21, 2017.

We all have been informed of their decision and feel the award was less than expected.

We shall be meeting with you the member's at our quarterly station meeting. I encourage each member to attend their station meeting, so we can discuss the award and answer any questions you may have.

The meeting dates are as follows:

April 10th – LAX
April 12th – DFW
April 14th – XNA
April 18th – SGF
April 19th – LIT

Check your Local Union Board for the meeting time's at your location.

Regards,
Tim Jackson
President Local 576